Photography

Photographic Sunday – Travels

I love road trips.  When I was very small we moved from one side of the country to the other a number of times.  We did it again when I was a teenager. I did it twice during undergraduate and graduate years and once again as an adult with a family....

Photographic Sunday – Fashion

I love fashion shoots because of the great clothing and makeup and the fun that can be had combining it all.  Here are a few of my shots from this genre over the years. Gum Svetlana in Gold and Rust OUT Fence and City Model at Rest with Cloud Boots Model in a...

Photographic Sunday – Emotional Wind

Living in Oklahoma a photographer can either be cursed by the wind or blessed by it. I feel blessed by it.  After many outdoor photo sessions I found I had a great collection of images with hair and expressions all over the place.  I started to find an...

Photographic Sunday – Collages / part 2

The collages I showed last week were images that were collaged into pre-existing images. This week I am showing collage images that exist by themselves. POSTCARDS The first is a series called 'Postcards'.  They are images taken on vacation, collaged together...

Photographic Sunday – Collages / part 1

In 1981 my art style moved towards photo-realistic drawings and paintings.  As a result I started taking photos that I could use as reference for the drawings. After a while I realized I didn't like the process of creating photo-realistic images - being in a dark...

Photographic Sunday – Landscapes

I spend most of my camera time taking photographs of people.  But I also love taking landscape/nature photos.  Here are some of my landscape/nature photos over the years.  Flint Creek in Fog New Life Ranch - Colcord, Oklahoma My daughters went to camp here for...

Photographic Sunday – Backs and Straps

Starting many years ago I developed a photographic fascination for backs.  It started back in the 1980s when a model I was photographing for a project got cold feet about doing the nudes we had planned. We were already the location, a beach with dramatic cliffs and...

Photographic Sunday – 90s Film Portraits

I am doing a small survey of my photo work on Sundays for a while. These black and white film portraits were taken in the late 80s and early 90s in and around San Jose, California. Look He was an aspiring actor and a restauranteur. I took this photo for his actor head...

>You Don't Take A Photograph

>I am making this day #4 of 'Photography Week' at the Napkin Dad DailyThere has been a debate within the photography world ever since the advent of the digital camera and software such as Photoshop that can be used to work on photographs.The debate is between...

The Camera Is An Instrument

I don't have a photographic memory, but I think this is day #3 of 'Photography Week' at the Napkin Dad Daily One thing I have always tried to teach my students, whether formally when I was a college instructor, or informally in my photo group, is that your eye is the...

>It Is One Thing

>It's unexpectedly day #2 of 'Photography Week' at The Napkin Dad DailyI love taking portraits. But it's very hard for me to do studio work. The lack of background, the lighting, it all lessens the ability to get to the heart of someone.  I know there is a place...

The Still Must Tease – Photography

  I help run a photo group here in Tulsa.  We had our annual Halloween Cemetery shoot this weekend and I gave a presentation the week before about how to get the most out of this sort of shoot. Beyond the technical styles we went over the most important thing was...

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